Person who attended Sabres game March 5 tests positive for COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020

A person who attended the Buffalo Sabres game at KeyBank Center on March 5 has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement released by the team Tuesday morning, the person sat in Section 211 and was "asymptomatic" at the time. Health officials have told the team the individual "would likely not be infectious during the game."

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The person is a relative of a team employee, does not reside in this area and is being treated in isolation outside New York State.  The organization says the individual had limited interactions during a recent visit to Buffalo between March 5 and 6, returned home, and did not show any symptoms of COVID-19 until several days after leaving the state.

"During a press conference on March 16, the Erie County Department of Health advised all county residents that they should assume they have been exposed to COVID-19 in the recent past and to monitor symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath. Call your doctor for medical advice," a team statement said.

The Sabres said the areas within KeyBank Center that the individual came in contact with were previously cleaned and will continue to be cleaned pursuant to CDC standards.

"Together, we will get through this challenging situation.”